Subdivision & Condominium Approval
The County of Simcoe is the plan of subdivision and condominium approval authority for the following member municipalities:
- Township of Adjala-Tosorontio
Town of Innisfil
Township of Severn
Township of Springwater
Township of Tiny
For all other municipalities we are a commenting agency and are circulated plans of subdivision for review. It is the intention of the County to eventually delegate this authority to all member municipalities. Please refer to the section that outlines the County's interests for additional information.
Where County Planning Staff receive an application for a plan of subdivision/condominium which is also subject to an official plan amendment, the subdivision/condominium application will only be accepted once the official plan amendment has been adopted by the Local Municipality. Any applications received prior to adoption will be returned to the applicant.
The County will only accept an application for Condominium Exemption in the following circumstances:
- where the applicant is proposing to convert an existing rental apartment building where the only change is legal tenure;
- where the land is contained within a registered plan of subdivision and/or has already undergone an extensive planning review.
Note that the County does not consider site plan approval itself to be the equivalent to an extensive planning review due to the lack of consultation with the appropriate agencies and public.
The authority to grant draft approval and final approval for a plan of subdivision or condominium or to exempt a plan of condominium from draft approval has been delegated by County Council to the Director of Planning. The authority to refuse any of the above applications has been retained by the County Corporate Services Committee.
For a detailed explanation of the submission requirements and the process please refer to the Subdivision/Condominium Application and Submission Guidelines.
Please be aware that our member municipalities for which we are also the approval authority have their own fees, application and submission requirements which will also have to be satisfied.
We work very closely with the Local Municipality to ensure a timely and efficient process. To avoid duplication we will always request the Local Municipality, once a complete application is received, to hold the required public meeting for a plan of subdivision on behalf of the County.
Submission of digital plans is required and must be in accordance with County specifications. Refer to the GIS portion of our website for these requirements.